Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

A big THANK YOU to all of the bloggers that participate in these hops! There are many blogs participating in this hop, so be sure to stop by each and enter to win! Each has their own entry rules and geographic limit, so be sure to read the rules for each one.

  • Ends  03/28/16
  • US & Canada only
  • Open only to those who can legally enter
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  • Giveaway was organized by BookHounds and sponsored by me.

  • Wednesday, 8 March 2017

    Blog Tour: OF THE TREES by E.M. Fitch

    Title: OF THE TREES
    Author: E.M. Fitch
    Pub. Date: February 28, 2017
    Publisher: Month9Books
    Format: Paperback, eBook
    Pages: 345

    Cassie and Laney fancy themselves amateur ghost hunters. When a carnival comes to town, Cassie embraces the chance to try something new.

    Carnival workers watch the girls with a collective gaze that ignites in Laney a dark and dangerous fascination, leaving Cassie unnerved.

    It's not just their age or the unsettling way they stare. There is something in the shifting of their skin and the way their features seem to change in the shadows.

    Cassie can's shake this sickening feeling that there's more to the carnival than meets the eye.

    When townspeople suddenly start dying and bloody warnings appear around town, Cassie is lured into a nightmare where trees whisper and strange, shape-shifting men haunt the backwoods she once hunted for ghosts with her best friend.

    Then Laney goes missing, and only Cassie can get her back. But the creatures of the trees aren't simply going to hand Laney over to Cassie without getting something in return.

    How E.M. Fitch got her book deal....

    I queried and submitted my novel. A lot. That included an absolute ton of research and a helping of luck. Now I did this level of research for all the places I submitted, but I’ll spare you some of the boring details and stick to Month9Books. I found Month9Books online and was immediately drawn in because they specialize in publishing speculative fiction for teens and tweens, which is exactly what I write. I liked that there was a focus to the publishing house, that it wasn’t some big umbrella under which everything from steamy romance to cookbooks could fall under. So I purchased one of their earlier books. I found myself impressed with the editing, it was done so cleanly. (I tend to pay attention to things like that when I read, so it stood out for me.) Another thing that impressed me was the cover art, it was gorgeous! I checked out a whole slew of their books, and I liked what I found. So I queried, and then I crossed my fingers.

    That sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? I queried, and waited. That’s essentially it. Though, there’s a lot that goes into the query process, and it all goes back to research. I researched the publisher, Georgia McBride. I read her interviews, I searched for what she was looking for. I needed to not only make sure that my book would be a fit for her company, but that her company would be a fit for my book. It has to go both ways, and finding that match is an exhausting search.

    I submitted Of The Trees for consideration to Month9Books in the beginning of July, by the end of July I had an offer. I accepted quickly, more quickly than I think was expected. But I had done my research already, I knew I wanted to be a part of Month9Books. I’m so happy I get to work with this amazing team! Not only is my story getting published, something I’ll be forever grateful and ecstatic about, but I’ve met some of the most incredible and talented people on my journey. 

    About E.M: (Insert Author Photo)
    E.M. Fitch is an author who loves scary stories, chocolate, and tall trees. When not dreaming up new ways to torture characters, she is usually corralling her four children or thinking of ways to tire them out so she can get an hour of peace at night. She lives in Connecticut, surrounded by chaos, which she manages (somewhat successfully) with her husband, Marc.

    Giveaway Details:
    1 winner will receive a $25 Fandango Gift Card, US Only.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Tour Schedule:
    Week One:
    2/27/2017- Lisa's Loves(Books of Course)Interview
    2/27/2017- Never Too Many To ReadReview
    2/27/2017- Julie ReeceExcerpt

    2/28/2017- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderGuest Post
    2/28/2017- Book Review BeccaReview

    3/1/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
    3/1/2017- Omg Books and More BooksReview

    3/2/2017- Always & Forever FangirlingExcerpt
    3/2/2017- Bookaholic BanterReview

    3/3/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsGuest Post
    3/3/2017- QuantumReview

    Week Two:
    3/6/2017- LILbooKloversInterview
    3/6/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview

    3/7/2017- Book Lovers LifeReview

    3/8/2017- Hidden Worlds BooksGuest Post
    3/8/2017- Book-KeepingReview

    3/9/2017- Bibliobibuli YAInterview
    3/9/2017- StephanieCassidyBlogReview

    3/10/2017- So Few BooksInterview
    3/10/2017- I am not a bookworm!Review